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Western Sahara Geography and Population

Western Sahara, formerly the Spanish Sahara, Rio de Oro, disputed area of ​​northwestern Africa; in 1976, the area was annexed by Morocco and Mauritania after being temporarily surrendered by Spain, but at the same time the liberation movement Polisario proclaimed the independent republic of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. Mauritania withdrew in 1979, and since… Read More »